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Hampi most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google

PTI 21 Aug 2014, 11:20:26 AM IST
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Bangalore:  Popular search engine Google today said the heritage town of Hampi has emerged as the most searched historical place in Karnataka.

According to Google search trends for the past six months, there is a rising interest for Hampi, built by Vijayanagara Empire, among tourists as it emerges as the top searched historical site in Karnataka, Google said in a release.

Hampi has been searched the most in Goa followed by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Hampi temple remained one of the top queries on Google, it added.



Hampi that finds place in UNESCO World Heritage sites is one of the most famous international tourist spots in India.

It is well known for its architecture and showcases splendid art and beautiful sculptures.



Google said Mysore Palace, also known as Ambavilas Palace, is the second most famous heritage site searched in Karnataka.

It has been searched the most from Karnataka and followed by Kerala and Tamil Nadu.



It said other famous places of historical importance include Gol Gumbaz and Bahubali being largely searched from Karnataka. They have been searched the most by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.



Badami Cave Temples, located on a hill cliff in North Karnataka, also made its presence felt on the search charts attracting quite a large amount of searches although it remained relatively less popular compared to other historical destinations in the state, it added.